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John Haole Poai Peahi Jr.

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Aug. 7, 2014
John Haole Poai Peahi Jr., 54, of Nanakuli, a Navy veteran, Admiral Towing & Barge engineer and retired Postal Service driver, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Nanakuli. He is survived by wife Vivian “Wana,” sons Willy-John K. Peahi and Clyde K. Eli, and sisters Effie Kawaauhau, Pam Kido and Kenlynn Cameros. Private services. For more information, call Vivian at 216-3113 or deceased’s son, 216-5473.

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Kathleen Curtis

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Aug. 28, 2014
Kathleen “Kay” Curtis, 91, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa. She was born in New York. She is survived by sons Paul N., Timothy A., Philip H. and Samuel S.; daughters Betty J. Johnson, Deborah K. Weeks and Lois H. Hodges; 31 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waipio Grace Brethren Church, 95-035 Waimakua Drive, Waipio. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Gospel Missions Inc., P.O. Box 861029, Wahiawa, HI 96786; or Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817.

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Richard Thomas

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Aug. 16, 2014
Richard “Dick” Thomas, 56, of Kailua, a Marine Corps major and Delta Airlines pilot, died in Kailua. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by wife Kathleen, daughters Jacqueline and Katie, mother Helen Novack and sister Cathy. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to Katherine A. Thomas Lifetime Care Trust, P.O. Box 1563, Kailua, HI 96734.

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Roy Dahlin Jr.

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Aug. 15, 2014
Roy Dahlin Jr., 72, of Ewa Beach died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Roy III, daughter Jennifer Alvarado, companion Margaret Bergman and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9:45 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mililani. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

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Grace Hisako Wong

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Aug. 21, 2014
Grace Hisako Wong, 87, of Kaneohe, a retired Honolulu Painting Co. president, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kahaluu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Harry K.C., stepsons Michael and Cornelius, brothers Masao and Walter Yanagi, and sister Shirley Kawano. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pali View Baptist Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Freddie Dela Cruz

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Aug. 22, 2014
Freddie “Fred” Dela Cruz, 88, of Kapolei died in Waipahu. He was born in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Florentina W. “Flo,” Abelardo “Abe” and Raul; daughters Brigida Cariaga, Luzviminda “Luz” Laxa and Magnolia “Maggie” Dela Cruz; brothers Wency and Godofredo; sisters Teresita Galvez and Francisca Pascua; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:15 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church. 92-455 Makakilo Drive, Kapolei. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome.

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Sally Hisami Heirakuji

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Aug. 18, 2014
Sally Hisami Heirakuji, 89, of Honolulu, a sales manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by husband Walter, daughters Lei Fukuhara and Lynn Heirakuji, brother Fuji Kawamura, a stepdaughter and step-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Buddy Tokuichi Tobita

Posted On September 7th, 2014 -

Aug. 25, 2014
Buddy Tokuichi Tobita, 84, of Wailuku, owner and operator of Buddy’s Typewriter Repair and Service, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Alice; sons Craig, Kelly and Ricky; daughters Karin Quon and Daphne Okamoto; brother James; eight grandchildren; and four great-grand-children. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui MemorialPark. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Stuart Kapuamohala Akuna

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Aug. 22, 2014
Stuart Kapuamohala Akuna, 60, of Wailuku, a retired heavy equipment operator at Goodfellow Bros. Inc., died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Victoria P., daughters Jenery and Kristy, and brother Blair Kitkowski. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Shizuo Tokuda

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July 30, 2014
Shizuo “Billy” Tokuda, 89, of Honolulu, a retired executive director of the Hawaii Farm Bureau and an Army veteran who served in World War II with the Military Intelligence Service, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice T.; sons Russell S. and Bryan J. “Bullet”; daughters Wendy S. Horikami, Sheryl C. Shigemoto and Laurie M. Cheu; brothers Henry S., Edward T., Ronald H., Wallace S. and Wayne M.; sisters Janet T. Higa, Barbara M. Arakaki, Elizabeth A. Nakama and Lillian Y. Nakao; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Joseph Amormino Sr.

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Aug. 23, 2014
Joseph Amormino Sr., 74, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired adult corrections officer and an Army veteran, died on Oahu. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by son Joseph “Little Joe” Jr., daughters Debra A. Navarro and Diane C. Samper, brother Robert, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel, Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Mormon section. Casual attire.

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Charlotte Ululani Vasquez

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Sept. 1, 2014
Charlotte Ululani Vasquez, 74, of Kula, Maui, died. She was born in Lanai City. She is survived by sons Henry Kupahu III and Terrence Vasquez; daughters Charnette Wong, Tysralynn Jaquez, Lia Belles, Tammy Coleman, Wendy Graham and Charlotte Vasquez; mother Lucille Fletcher; brother Christopher Pali; sisters Edwina Gallarde and Lynda Aina; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Helen F. Feliciano

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Sept. 2, 2014
Helen F. Feliciano, 44, of Paia, Maui, an employee at Mana Foods in Paia, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by brother John and sister Yolanda. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Church, Paia, Maui. Eulogy: 7:45 p.m. Mass: 8 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Saturday on the beach at Paia Mantokuji Mission. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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William Manuel Keali’i Vincent

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Aug. 9, 2014
William Manuel Keali’i Vincent, 53, of Kaneohe, a supervisor for United Fishing Agency, died. He was born in Keaukaha, Hilo. He is survived by wife Ululani; sons Zachariah, Norman, Christopher and William Vincent and Trini, Leon and Vincent Soong; daughter Precious; brother J.P. Keala; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Sept. 20 at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Mass: 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 1:30 p.m. at Heeia Kea Pier. Reception: 2:30 p.m. at Ulu Mau Village. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Charmaine Kahaunani Anae Fernandez

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Aug. 4, 2014
Charmaine Kahaunani Anae “Mainey” Fernandez, 50, of Ewa Beach, a former clerk-typist for the Consumer Advocacy Division, state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, a former usher for the city Department of Auditoriums and a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Myron, sons Evan and Maika, daughters Casey and Melia, mother Beatrice-Pauahi Anae, brothers Richard and Paul Anae, and sister Jessica “Jessy” Ah Loo. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Casual or aloha attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Sharon Matsuda Yamagata

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Aug. 23, 2014
Sharon Matsuda Yamagata, 70, of Hanapepe, Kauai, an administrative officer with the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands, died at home. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Lichelle Iida, mother Haruno Souza, sister Peggy Mochizuki, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel, Lawai.

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Harumi Fuchikami

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Aug. 16, 2014
Harumi Fuchikami, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Care Center of Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Private services. No monetary offerings.

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Valetta Egypt Jeremiah

Posted On September 7th, 2014 -

Sept. 4, 2014
Valetta Egypt Jeremiah, 70, of Kahuku, a retired cultural artisan at the Polynesian Cultural Center, died at home. She was born in New Zealand. She is survived by sons Gary Forsythe and Howard Jr. and Daniel Jeremiah; daughter Mae Jeremiah-Wong; brothers Tanetokorangi Crawford and Huki Nepia; sister Ianthe Connolly; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wake service: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at her home in Kahuku. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahuku Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Online condolences: woolseymortuary.com.

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Lisa Anne Toshiko Chinen Johnson

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Aug. 28, 2014
Lisa Anne Toshiko Chinen Johnson, 50, of Honolulu, a teacher, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Phillip T.; daughters Brianne J.R. and Brooke M.L.; father Theodore Chinen; mother Reiko Bailey; brothers Anthony and Nathan; and sister Harmoni Chinen. Visitation: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Florentine Constance Lantry

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Aug. 18, 2014
Florentine Constance Lantry, 82, of Kailua, died in Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. She was born in Granby, Mass. She is survived by husband Robert D., daughter Maryann Crow and three grandchildren. Private services.

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Sonny Moa Jr.

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Aug. 25, 2014
Sonny Moa Jr., 51, of Kapolei, a credit collections clerk, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in San Pedro, Calif. He is survived by wife Leila; sons Matthew, Wilson, McKay and Isaac; daughter Kawai; father Sonny Sr.; and sister Lula Tuinei. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kapolei Ward, 92-900 Makakilo Drive. Celebration of life to follow. Aloha attire.

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Honofre A. Molina

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Aug. 27, 2014
Honofre A. “Opring” Molina, 67, of Kahului, a Hertz Rent-a-Car retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Estrella C. “Ella,” son James, daughter Jeannie Ulufale and four grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 8 p.m. Additional services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku, Maui. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Claro Erojo Nacion

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March 25, 2014
Claro Erojo “Sonny” Nacion, 79, of Kaneohe, an employee of Haitsuka Brothers, the County of Maui and the Child Development Center at Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station, and a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died in Seattle. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Rose; sons Gary and Bruce; daughters Doreen Sokolowski, Chocolate Helmer, Karen Isenmann, Janice Nacion and Darlene Gomes; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park, in the veterans’ cemetery. Casual aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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Faumuina Saili Oto

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Aug. 12, 2014
Faumuina Saili Oto, 70, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Tutuila; sons Tamaaiga O. Lemamea and Aoese, Sololelei, Saili Jr. and Peniamina Oto; daughters Sina Hicks and Tofaimalae O. Tapeni; brother Moleli T. Oto; sisters Faalavelave Oto and Tafilito Vailisale; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Wake service: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at United Church of Christ, 87-140 Kahau St., Waianae. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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Laurie Ann Silva

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Aug. 30, 2014
Laurie Ann Silva, 50, of Makawao, Maui, a lead at Avis Rent a Car, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by husband Kirk; sons Slane K. “Kai” and Shailoh Jones-Silva; daughter Kaprece K. Jones-Silva; brothers James, Billy and Gary Mousser; sisters Patricia Davis and Jacqueline Jones; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7:30 p.m. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Carol Leialoha Simafranca

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Aug. 14, 2014
Carol Leialoha Simafranca, 74, of Kailua, a medical transcriptionist and a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Hiram M., daughter Michelle M.L.S. Tong, sister Venus Epting and a grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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Ronny Lynn Slaughter

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Aug. 17, 2014
Ronny Lynn Slaughter, 54, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a cook, died. He was born in Coalinga, Calif. He is survived by son Anthony Thomas, daughter Teri Kumre, parents Marvin and Patsy Slaughter, sisters Rhonda Slaughter and Robin Dozier, hanai brother Greg Rodenbaugh and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Dominga Tabalno Arellano

Posted On September 6th, 2014 -

Aug. 10, 2014
Dominga “Donnie” Tabalno Arellano, 71, of Ewa Beach, died in Honolulu. She was born in Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Ignacio “Iggie” B. Jr.; son Brent; daughters Ingrid Fern, Elodie Arellano, Janae Akiona and Heidi Kama; brothers Roman, Vince, Henry and Ismael Tabalno; sisters Maria Baltazar and Marcelina Bumacod; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

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Yoshinobu Matsushima

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Aug. 11, 2014
Yoshinobu Matsushima, 97, of Palolo, a retired building maintenance inspector for Fort Shafter and Fort Ruger and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Company M during World War II, died in Maunalani Nursing and RehabilitationCenter. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Steven T.; daughters Ann T. Kawaguchi and Iris T. Aurio; brothers Fred N., Shigeo, George T., Richard S. and Walter M.; sisters Masae Hinazumi, Helen S. Hiroshige and Chieko Isono; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Albert Shigeo Yoshii

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Aug. 24, 2014
Albert Shigeo Yoshii, also known as “Al” and “Shige,” 70, of Honolulu, a retired assistant superintendent and director for the state Department of Education Office of Personnel Services and a Navy veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Lilliann A.; son Alton T.; daughter Alette S. Yoshii-Ho; brothers Roy I., Alan A. and Cary T. Taogoshi; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran